My last getting organised project I blogged about was a coat area some time ago, also in our kitchen and living space. You can read about it HERE, and it is still going strong now.
We have an area in our kitchen with a thin magnetic board. It’s where we pin paperwork that we need to remember, and also where our family calendar hangs. I just doesn’t work. Paper falls off all the time, and the calendar takes up too much of the small magnetic board. So in this post I am going to look the small changes I made to make it work better for my family.
I wanted to still have an area that was magnetic, but after reading the poor reviews of magnetic paint, I decided this was not the way to go. Instead I ordered some blackboard paint, I went for B&Q Funky Colours Chalkboard Paint Jet Black 500ml for £7.48. The whole strip of wall was painted and we added some colour with chalkboard paint pens, available at lots of places, we bought some for £10 from Amazon :
Once the paint was dry we used **chalk markers to decorate with some inspirational words. Reusing the magnetic board kept the cost to a minimum. Also as I had now moved the calendar to the side of the blackboard wall on the cupboard, it meant there is now much more space too.
**Chalk Markers : We have since realised that chalk markers will not come off on walls as they are porous, so they are better suited to glass etc. really. So this weekend we will be repainting the bottom half of the wall, and using good fashioned chalk instead. Or, as my friend Molly pointed out, we will always be needing ketchup, bread and milk! 😉
All that was left then, was for the girls to have a doodle…
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